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DADDY!

Father’s day.

Two words that can cause any number of thoughts and feelings to go through the minds of people with fathers, and fathers/father figures, the feelings flashing through my own mind are feelings of apathy and anger with a greenish tint of envy and an undertone of hurt.

My father is one of the many fathers who are undeserving of any day of recognition so in the process of building my own family I’ve found a few people who I will be honoring today.  I’ll be thanking people who came into my life and filled the “father” roles when my own father was unable or unwilling to do so.

If you’ve found a father figure, no matter what other roles they may fill, don’t forget them today; give them a call and tell them how much they mean to you.  I know I will.

Yours in Queerness,
Duos Spiritus

Justin Bieber

Most people who are anywhere NEAR my age have a strong opinion that is either pro-Bieber or against him, they love him or hate him. I, on the other hand, have no strong opinions about his music, skill or appearance; My only opinion regarding this pop sensation centers around how people who don’t like him “insult” him. I have heard “insults” that go from saying he “looks like a lesbian” to “he must really be a girl” and everything in between and I think it needs to stop.

I’m not going to say I have never been a part of such discussions, or that I don’t find pictures of women who look like Justin Bieber to be amusingly similar, but I am here to say that I don’t think its right. IF Justin really was born female then what difference does it make? IF Justin’s personal style resembles a Lesbian stereotype whom does it hurt? It doesn’t make a difference and it hurts nobody. Not liking the music a young man makes is no reason to be so cruel about things that in no way relate to his music.

The same thing applies to everyone and everything, a persons gender identity should not be questioned because you don’t like them/their actions, if you MUST insult a person use an insult that has to do with the reason you must insult them (or just be nice to people) so the punishment/insult MATCHES the crime.

And as far as “The B-Mister” goes… Just let him make be another “teen heartthrob” until someone younger and more popular comes along or he spirals into anonymity.

Yours in Queerness,
Duo Spiritus